Roseanne Barr was back on Twitter trying to defend herself mere hours after promising to leave the platform in the wake of her racist tweets aimed at Valerie Jarrett, tweets that saw ABC cancel her revived hit sitcom Roseanne.
As well as retweeting dozens of supportive messages from her followers, including alt-right figures such as Jack Posobiec, Barr tweeted another apology and a plea to her fans. “Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”
She added that she will address the controversy on Joe Rogan’s podcast on Friday.
Earlier Tuesday, Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, in a since-deleted tweet in which she said “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
ABC responded by canceling her massively successful revival and its Emmy “For Your Consideration” campaign, while talent agency ICM dropped Barr as a client and Viacom networks Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT canceled upcoming reruns of the revival series.
Jarrett herself weighed in on MSNBC’s town hall Everyday Racism in America later on Tuesday, saying she hoped that the tweet and ensuing outcry would be “a teaching moment.”
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This article originally appeared in THR.com.